Graduation season is upon us and Craig High School’s graduation is tomorrow night. I wanted a quick graduation card but have almost no traditional graduation stamps. Not a problem since I have several stamp brush sets for graduation in my MDS program. ) This card is a great project for a beginner with MDS. I created it in 4 quick steps.
1. Open MDS and choose cards and tags>greeting cards>5 1/2″ x 4 1/4″ landscape>design your own.
2. Go to backgrounds and choose card stock>Garden Green and apply it to your project.
3. Go to punches and choose Labels and tags>Labels Collection 2 and apply it. Then turn it 90 degrees and center it horizontally and vertically. Fill with Be Yourself Designer Series Paper pattern 1 which comes with the Be Yourself May Kit and add a drop shadow.
4. Go to stamps and choose Go Graduate Plus and add the greeting. Position it as you desire.
You are done! Send this card out to Stampin’ Up!’s professional printer (the inside will be blank since we didn’t add anything to it) or print it out on your printer. I actually created a hybrid card like this. Instead of using the Labels Collection 2 punch, I used a square punch sized to 5 1/2″ x 4 1/4″. After printing it out on Whisper White card stock, I used my Labels Collection die to cut out the greeting and mounted it onto a Garden Green card base.
MDS software digital download (130646) or MDS software disc (130647)
Be Yourself May Kit (133426)
Go Graduate Plus stamp brush set (121069)
Labels Collection punch (129336)
Order the supplies to make this card or for any other stamping projects by either clicking on the links or visiting my online store.
The time is running out to purchase those stamps and supplies that are retiring to make room for the new! Since Stampin’ Up! offices will be closed June 1st, they have graciously allowed orders for retiring product to be placed through June 3. Now is the time to snag that stamp set you have been debating about getting. Once it is retired, it will be very difficult to get it. Many of the accessories are also retiring and the supply of many of them has already been depleted. Go check out what is available and order before it is too late! The retiring product can be seen here.
Now, since the Stampin’ Up! offices will be closed June 1, they are allowing us to order from the new catalog beginning May 31. I have my list ready and I’ll be on the computer first thing on Friday May 31! Do you have your list ready? Oh…you don’t know what is in the new catalog because you don’t have one yet? Well, there are two ways to remedy that.
The first way is to join my team of demonstrators. You will be starting your own paper crafting business for only $99.95 and you will get a new catalog along with stamps and supplies of your choosing. If you join by May 30, you will get an additional $30 worth of product to choose! Check out the details here and then sign up. I will be delighted to support you in your new business.
The other way to get the new catalog is by emailing me with your name, phone number and best time to call you. I’d love to have a conversation with you about how I can send you the catalog for free. My email is email@example.com.
Last November I posted this scrapbook page for Veteran’s Day. You can read that post here. Now it is Armed Forces Day, 2013, and I think this scrapbook page is appropriate for this day as well. I am so thankful for the men and women who serve in our armed forces and to their families. May God keep His protective arms around you and bless you for your sacrifices!
My Digital Craft Corner blog has been combined with The Soggy Stamper blog so that you can see both digital posts and traditional stamping posts in one place. You can still type in the URL www.mydigitalcraftcorner.com as it will be redirected to this blog. For those of you who are only interested in traditional stamping, I promise to not post only digital stuff. Those of you who only want to see digital projects and information can just click on the digital design tab on the menu bar and all the digital products will be displayed under that tab. I will still maintain separate newsletters, YouTube channels, and FaceBook business pages. I welcome your feedback and will appreciate you leaving comments.Blessings,
If you had come to Sunday's card exchange group, you would have learned how to make this beautiful card. We sribbled on and acrylic block with three colors of markers. Then we spritzed the block with either water or rubbing alcohol and stamped the block on Whisper White card stock. For the workshop we used the rubbing alcohol in Stampin' Spritzers so the card stock would dry more quickly. This is a really fun technique and no two stampings are the same. Once the card stock was dry, we overstamped it with a tree from the Serene Silhouettes stamp set using the new luscious In Color Baked Brown Sugar. This is just one of the five yummy colors for the 2013-2015 period. You will want to order them all come May 31! The greeting is from the Delightful Dozen stamp set. The two other colors of card stock are the retiring Baja Blue and Lucky Limeade.
Tomorrow is moving day for The Soggy Stamper and My Digital Craft Corner. My Digital Craft Corner is being merged with The Soggy Stamper so that you will have the opportunity to enjoy my digital creations as well as my traditional ones. The Soggy Stamper's new home is on a Word Press blog. You will still go to visit it by using the usual URL www.soggystamper.com. When you type in soggystamper.com, you will be directed to The Soggy Stamper. There is a link on the top menu bar to go directly to the digital blog posts. Come back to visit on Thursday. We will have everything trasferred over, arranged, and ready to entertain visitors so go check it out on Thursday. Please leave me a comment on how you like our new home.
Stamp Sets: Delightful Dozen (122650-w, 122652-c), Serene Silhouettes (127322-w. 127324-c)
Inks: Baked Brown Sugar stamp pad(131174); Baja Breeze, Pacific Point, and Lucky Limeade markers
Card Stock: Whisper White, Baja Breeze, and Lucky Limeade
Other: D Clear-mount Block (118485), Stampin' Spritzer (126185), rubbing alcohol
Yes, today is Terrific Tuesday and we have some really terrific downloads to order today. One of them is even FREE! I chose to use this You Are So Nice Digital Kit to create this birthday card. I absolutely love, love, love the soft colors which are a collection of both retired and current colors…Apricot Appeal, Blushing Bride, Dusty Durango, Going Gray, Island Indigo, Pool Party, Rich Razzleberry, and Wisteria Wonder. I recolored the Certainly Celery Timeless Taffeta Trimmings with Cameo Coral to approximate the peach color in the designer series paper. I tried to use the color picker but the color of the ribbon was too light. Click here to see the new downloads and place your order for them.
Tomorrow's the day! The moving day! The My Digital Craft Corner blog is joining forces with The Soggy Stamper blog over on WordPress. This gives you the best of two worlds. Not only will you be able to see my great digital creations, but you will also see my traditional stamping creations all in one place. If you are one of those die-hard digi gals who is only interested in digital, no need to dispair! Along the top menu of the new blog is a link to all the digital posts. Come back on Thursday to check it out! We will be all moved in and ready to entertain visitors. I really will appreciate feedback from you about the new space so please take time to comment and let me know what you think.
MDS software digital download (130646), MDS software disc (130647)
You Are So Nice Kit (134688)
Timeless Taffeta Trimmings (131329)
If I were not such a procrastinator, this is the card I would have sent my daughters and DIL for Mother's Day. This is one of the five cards we made last Sunday at our Card Buffet. You should have been there!!!
We first used the Delicate Doilies Sizzlit and the Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine to cut out a mask from Whisper White card stock. We adhered it to another piece of Whisper White card stock using removable adhesive…shhh…it was the retired Dotto. Then we mixed up homemade shimmer spritz in one of the Stampin' Spritzers. I filled up the spritzer about 3/4 full with rubbing alcohol, added about 15 drops of Calypso Coral refill and maybe 5 drops of the retiring Frost White Shimmer paint. Mix it up well and spray it over the doily mask. Save the mask for another card. I'll show you what we did with it tomorrow. We also sprayed the floral trim flowers with the shimmer spritz to color them. The leaves are the leaves on the Bird Builder punch. The greeting is from the Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set. A bow from gumball green 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon finishes off the card. I wish the camera could pick up all the shimmer.
It is too late to order these supplies to make a Mother's Day card but by changing out the greeting, this would be a beautiful birthday card or thinking of you card. To order the supplies, just click on the item names or visit my online store.
Stamps: Teeny Tiny Wishes (115370 w, 127802 c)
Card Stock: Gumball Green, Whisper White
Ink: Early Espresso, Calypso Coral refill, Frost White Shimmer Paint (116854) –
Other: Delicate Doilies Sizzlit (126999), Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (113439), Gumball Green 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon (126848), 5/8" Flower Trim (126869), Stampin' Spritzer (126185)
pssst…the Frost White Shimmer paint is retiring and is 25% off. Buy a supply now while there is still some available so you can make your own shimmer spritz in custom colors!
Spring has finally arrived! The last three days have been sunny and the high temps have been in the 60's. Yay and such joy!
The card above has an ariel view of the tulip fields near LaConner, Washington. This is a beautiful sign of spring in that area. (No, I didn't take the photo.)
So that is what spring looks like in the Skagit Valley of Washington. Here is what spring looks like here on Prince of Wales Island in Alaska.
The roadsides, hillsides, and yards are filled with these sunny yellow flowers. The story is told that an early missionary to SE Alaska really missed dandelions so she had a friend send her dandelion seeds to plant in Alaska. What was she thinking?????!!!!! Alaska dandelions are huge! Just look at this clump. I haven't measured the diameter of one of them but I would estimate it is at least 1 1/2" across!
For the card, I used the greeting from the Easter Blossoms stamp brush set and the tulip blossom from the Convention 2011 Designer Template. I dropped the opacity of the tulip to 80% and the Convention 2012 Photobook Template - Curvy Frame Label to 60% . The mat around the photo was colored using the color picker to match one of the colors of tulips in the photo.Both of the convention designer templates are currently on sale for 25% off. As you can see, they are not just for creating scrapbooks. They are filled with tons of wonderful things to use for cards and 3-D items as well. Check down at the bottom of the post to see what these two kits include. Then click on the linked item names or visit my online store to order them. Like me, you will get your money's worth out of these templates!
MDS software digital download (130646) or MDS software disc (130647)
Easter Blossoms Stamp Brush Set (124436)
Convention 2011 Designer Template (127361)
Convention 2012 Photobook Template (130971) – Download includes:
* 24-page photobook designer template (8" x 8")
* 71-piece stamp brush set
* 8 Designer Series Papers
* 3 embellishments
* 3 punches
Our son-in-law reached a huge milestone on Monday when he was awarded his Air Force Master Sargeant stripes. He has been working on this promotion for several years. We are so proud of him. What makes it even a sweeter accomplishment is that two of his sons are also military and were present at the ceremony to pin his stripes on him. I got the image of the Air Force master sargeant stripes from the internet, reduced it in size, then copy and pasted to make the border in the bottom left corner of this scrapbook page.
To add texture to the background, I added Natural Composition Overlays – 9 colored with Sahara Sand to a Whisper White background. The title of the page was created with the Marker Felt font.
I use this particular Natural Composition Overlays pattern often to give definition and depth to backgrounds. If you haven't discovered the wonderful possibilities of overlay stamp brush sets, I encourage you to order this one by clicking on the linked name or visiting my online store here. Then begin experimenting with it. Changing your mind is just a click away and no paper or ink is wasted.
MDS digital download (130646), MDS disc (130647)
Natural Composition Overlays stamp brush set (130855)
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